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Old 12-23-2006, 10:31 AM   #21
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ok, you're all forgetting one industry. television.

i have worked almost every holiday, save a few that luckily fell on my 1 day off per week, since 1987. easter-schmeaster. thanksgkving, ok, but i'll be late. fortunately, i get to work midnights on christmas, so i only sacrifice sleep.

the cbs eye never blinks.

i mean it. it's creepy.

lol, j/k.

it does sucketh, tho. to have traded your soul for good pay and bennies. i am the antithesis of "easy rider". i am owned by the man.

i am the rat on the treadmill of life. if i stop, i'll croak.


merry christmas everyone!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 12-23-2006, 10:33 AM   #22
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At least you have a positive attitude!
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Old 12-23-2006, 12:35 PM   #23
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I don't support the stores on Christmas. I feel so sorry for the people that have to work. I feel the same about Thanksgiving. I wonder about the travelers tho - most of the gas stations are closed around here. Even the ones next to the highway.
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Old 12-23-2006, 02:55 PM   #24
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kinda makes ya wonder about our Lads And Lasses over in iraq and afganistan and other places too!
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Old 12-23-2006, 03:43 PM   #25
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Everything in town will be closed. It's the only day of the year the Pizza place, the Chinese take-out place, the gas stations and the supermarket are closed.
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Old 12-23-2006, 03:49 PM   #26
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I remember going to a grocery store on either Christmas or New Year's Day one year and was surprised to find the more senior clerks working there. I asked why they got stuck with it, and they all giggled and said that they fight over it because it's double time and a half for them. So there's another perspective. I try my best to never go to a retail store or gas station on a holiday. I think everyone should have a special day off once in awhile.

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Old 12-23-2006, 04:10 PM   #27
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That's a good point. When I had a union job delivering ice cream from the warehouse to the retail sales points I was paid double time and a half for working on the 4th of July. I didn't mind at all.
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Old 12-23-2006, 04:50 PM   #28
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There are some Grocery Stores open on Christmas Day in the San Fernando Valley in Southern California and I think it is awful. The people working should be home with their families - I do know that those who work are getting double time.

The one good thing if you forgot anything for your dinner who can go out and buy it.
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Old 12-23-2006, 04:59 PM   #29
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There have been cute articles in the NYTimes about eating Chinese takeout in the City--the Chinese restaurants are open and it seems to be sort of a tradition for Jewish folk to eat Chinese. At least that was one post on a board I frequent--they were going for DimSum.
As for stores, most of ours are closed.
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Old 12-25-2006, 02:54 PM   #30
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I disagree there are people who don’t get paid a full weeks wage if they don’t work on a holiday & those that do work on Holiday do not get paid extra. Gas stations are the ones that used to be open on Christmas Day. Lot of travels sometimes ran out of gas. I am surprised to hear some of them are closed.

I ran out of soft rinks and a couple of other items. So, I had to go to CVS. They were real friendly and nice. The only problem I had was using my MasterCard debit card as a pin purchase. (Yes, I know my pin) I had to select credit and hit cancel (atm pin pad pops up) before my transactions went through. I joked with the cashier that the pin network must have taken a holiday. She laughed.
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